This is a sponsored post written by me for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Happy Holidays! I think this time of year we all feel a bit of a pinch on our wallets between all the decorations, gifts, food and trying to be as charitable as possible. That's why I wanted to make sure all of my blogging friends knew about one of my biggest, and favorite, blogging money makers, IZEA.
What is IZEA?
IZEA was the first social sponsorship marketplace, created in 2006. They support the largest sponsorship ecosystem in the world through their IZEA exchange. They connect bloggers with leading brands who sponsor influential content and engaging stories.
My Experience with IZEA
I signed up with IZEA during my first year of blogging back in 2011 (they were known as SocialSpark back then) and have loved working with them ever since. I love how they take out a lot of the guesswork and less-than-fun parts of working with brands like negotiating how much you'll be paid, what exactly the brand would like to convey via your content and getting paid in a timely manner. Once you sign up with IZEA, you'll see offers that you can bid on at whatever price you see fit in their marketplace. The brand will either decline your offer, or accept it and you'll then be able to write your content, submit it,and have the brand approve or ask for changes. Once the brand approves, you'll either copy the code to publish to your blog, or it will be automatically posted to your social media depending upon the project. 30 days after your content has been posted, your payment will be posted to your account, where you can then withdraw the money immediately to your Paypal account. Sometimes brands that really like your content will send you special direct offers as well. As I've said, IZEA is one of my favorite networks to work with to monetize my blog. Here are a few reasons why:
5 Things to Love About IZEA
- A variety of opportunities on all sorts of topics for both blog posts and social media like Twitter and Facebook
- Can use with multiple blogs and social media accounts
- You can set your own price and negotiate when brands send you offers
- Payments are Net 30 (30 days after you post) and have never been late for me
- Once payment is made to your account, you can withdraw at any time and be paid immediately on Paypal
I really enjoy this time of year because many brands are looking for holiday promotions, so it's a great time to earn some extra money to have a really nice holiday season and go into the new year without feeling such a big budget pinch. Be sure to sign up with IZEA today and start making more money if you haven't yet!